RI Textile Innovation Network helps industry reinvent

RI Textile Innovation Network helps industry reinvent


(MM) COVERING THE ECONOMY NOW — WE’RE TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT ONE OF RHODE ISLAND’S LEGENDARY BUSINESS SECTORS: TEXTILES. THE INDUSTRY WAS SPARKED MORE THAN 200 YEARS AGO BY SLATER MILL IN PAWTUCKET — NOW ITS LEADERS HAVE LAUNCHED A NEW “RHODE ISLAND TEXTILE INNOVATION NETWORK” TO ADAPT FOR THE FUTURE. NETWORK PRESIDENT MICHAEL WOODY WAS A GUEST ON THS WEEK’S RECORDING OF EXECUTIVE SUITE… HE SAID LOCAL COMPANIES THAT SURVIVED THE CHALLENGES OF THE 1960S AND ’70S ARE NOW DOING ADVANCED MANUFACTURING. “There’s still 70 textile companies here in Rhode Island, and that represents 2500 jobs. So it’s a big industry still here in Rhode Island.” (MM) AND YOU CAN WATCH TED NESI’S FULL INTERVIEW SUNDAY AT 8 P-M ON MY- R-I-T-V… OR RIGHT NOW ON WPRI DOT COM.

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